Local Calendar


Norwich Little League registration - Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., NFA's Tirrell Building. Contact: eteamz.com/norwichlittleleague or league president Yamil Dip at mydip3@att.net

Salem Youth Baseball/Softball League registration - Jan. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m., at Salem School gymnasium. Contact: Arthur Christian, (860) 859-0226.

Groton Little League registration - Saturdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, noon-3 p.m., DBI 800 Flanders Road, Building 7. All dates are also player clinics (bring sneakers and glove) For baseball (ages 4-12) and softball (ages 7-16). Bring birth certificate and proof of residency. More information and returning player online registration available at http://www.eteamz.com/groton/

Mystic Little League baseball/softball registration - Saturday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., B.F. Hoxie Fire Department. Open to players ages 4-12. Registration is also available online at http://mysticlittleleague.com. Contact: Tom Taber, (860) 908-6566 or email t.taber@sbcglobal.net

ECSU baseball clinic - Saturday, Jan. 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at Eastern Connecticut State University's Geissler Gymnasium. For players in grades 9-12 at cost of $125. Contact: ECSU coach Matt LaBranche at labranchem@easternct.edu or (860) 465-4516.

Connecticut Pride softball - Tryouts for 12u will be held Jan. 26 at Mitchell College. Contact: Joe at (860) 867-60160 or Bruce at (860) 625-3464.

Montville Little League registration - Saturdays, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fair Oaks School (Room 116). Online registration available for returning players only at www.montvilleamerican.org. Contact: Tania Bonner at tbonner@ct.metrocast.net (baseball) or Rachel Belardo at rlane928@sbcglobal.net (softball).

Batter Up Baseball camp - Feb. 17-18 at Old Lyme High School, from 9 a.m. through noon. For players in grades 1-8. Fee is $70. Contact: Bill Buscetto at billbuscetto@aol.com or (860) 514-5144.

New London American Legion baseball - Looking for players who reside in New London, Groton or Mystic for the 2014 summer season in Senior (19-under), Junior (17-under) and new Prep (13-15) programs. Cost: $300 per player. Also looking for coaches. Contact: Tom Vivirito at tomviv@ymail.com or (860) 444-7883.

Niantic American Legion Baseball - Looking for players who reside in East Lyme, Old Lyme or Salem to play on Junior League (17-under) team. Contact: Bob Kane, (860) 701-8070 or rollapair163@yahoo.com or Marty Hausberger, (860) 922-5174.

Dodd Stadium Baseball Academy - Individual instruction for baseball and softball players of all ages. Contact: (860) 887-7962, ext. 104 or email academy@cttigers.com

CT Energy 14U travel softball team - Looking for players to complete 2014 roster. Contact: Chris Gonet, (860) 389-0139 or email cagonet.aol.com

CT Fusion AAU softball team - Looking for a pitcher for 14u team for 2014 spring/summer season. Contact: Joel, (860) 235-0623 or Gary (401) 741-4806.

CT Heat AAU baseball team - Looking for interested players for fall season in age groups 13u, 14u, 15u and 16u. To schedule a workout email ctheatbaseball@gmail.com or go to ctheatbaseball.com

CT Renegades 16u softball team - Looking for one more pitcher for 2014 summer season. Contact: Ken Nogacek, (860) 608-5558 or kpndmd@hotmail.com, or Matt Schmahl, (860) 861-2974 or schmahlmj@hotmail.com

CT Sounders Baseball Club - Looking for players in age groups 13u-16u for fall season and beyond. Contact Dan, (860) 514-5068 to register and schedule tryout or visit www.ctsounders.com.

CT Vipers baseball - Looking for players in age groups 9u-18u. Contact: connecticutvipers@gmail.com

CT Crush baseball - Looking for players for summer season in age groups 16u-19u. Contact: Mike Wall at Ctcrushbaseball@yahoo.com or (860) 514-7129.

CT Energy softball - Looking for players for summer season. Contact: Chris Gonet at cagonet@aol.com or (860) 389-0139.


Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship - Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Mystic YMCA at noon. All boys and girls are welcome to participate. No entry fee. Contact: Jonathan Dentch at jdentch@yahoo.com, (860) 867-1558 or (860) 446-8525.

CT Storm girls' basketball travel team - Openings for grades 5, 6 and high school. Contact: Jen Labrie, (860) 460-8368 or jlabriectstorm@outlook.com.


Groton Mystic Lacrosse Association - Registration open for indoor and outdoor lacrosse. New players welcome. Indoor sessions on Sundays at Fitch H.S., Jan. 26-Feb. 16 (new players), March 2-April 6 (all players). Register for the indoor through Groton Park & Rec at www.groton-ct.gov/parksrec and for outdoor at www.grotonmysticlacrosse.com. Contact: John Casey, grotonlax@gmail.com or (860) 235-6532.

Winter indoor lacrosse leagues - Renegade Sports Center, Waterford. League forming for all youth age groups. Contact: www.renegadesportscenter.com, renegadesportscenter@gmail.com or (860) 437-4504.


Frozen Friday Futsal Clinic - Five-week clinic sponsored by Connecticut Coast Soccer and New London Soccer Club, starting Friday, Feb. 7, Nathan Hale School. Times: U8-9, 6-7 p.m.; U10-11, 7-8 p.m., U12-13, 8-9 p.m. Space limited to 20 players per group and open to all towns. Cost: $60. Contact: Andrew Storton, (203) 901-5879 or visit www.conncoastsoccer.com

Eastern Connecticut Soccer Officials Association - One-hour certification meeting, Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., Griswold High School (Room 4118). There is no fee or test for this process. Contact: dvitale@ribreakers.com

Mendonca Soccer School - Technical training programs for boys and girls ages 6-14, Mondays and Tuesdays (5-6 p.m.), COMO gym in Stonington. Session II is Mondays (Feb. 24-March 31) and Tuesdays (Feb. 18-March 25). Cost: $75 per player. Docafutebol Academy will have program starting in January for players 8u-18u. Contact: Joe Mendonca Jr. at mendoncasoccer.com, mendoncasoccer@yahoo.com or (203) 689-6018.

Indoor soccer leagues - At Renegade Sports Center in Waterford. Session for 6u-14u, high school and adults forming, deadline to register is Jan. 28. Renegade is also looking for players ages 5-14 to play in a league. Ten games, limited to 12 players per age group, for $85. Contact: renegadesportscenter.com or (860) 437-4504.


Bo Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship - Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance will accept applications until Feb. 19 for 11th annual scholarship named for the longtime scholastic sports editor of the Hartford Courant who died in 2003. Scholarship gives winning applicant $1,500 toward first year of college study leading to a career in sports journalism. Additional aid in higher amounts offered for remaining years of college if student meets certain standards of progress. Information and application form available at the Alliance's Facebook site (search Facebook, sports, writers, alliance).

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